In memoriam Marcel

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cTrix
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Re: In memoriam Marcel

Post by cTrix » 30 May 2020, 10:53

I'm so sorry to hear Walter - my heart goes out to his family, freinds and the wider GT community.

I consider the Gigatron the single most important kit computer in recent times. It's one of the last pure kits which helps foster a true understanding of the workings of a CPU and I really hope it's legacy is continued. I'd always check in to see where things were at dev wise and his enthusiastic approach to fixes was incredible. He'll be remembered in the halls of computer history, and certainly in maker folklore. RIP

tocksin
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Re: In memoriam Marcel

Post by tocksin » 30 May 2020, 12:42

I'm sorry to hear about his passing. I've followed his work since before the Gigatron and even tried making my own. I've found its design brilliant. I will miss him.

frob
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Re: In memoriam Marcel

Post by frob » 01 Jun 2020, 20:28

Deeply saddened to hear this tragic news. My sincere sympathies and condolences go out to his family.
Having just recently discovered Gigatron i'm sorry i've never had a chance to interact with him, but reading the forums over the past couple of weeks, I am in awe of his tremendous brilliance, passion and dedication to this project and the great community that has grown up around it.
Rest in peace.

pgavlin
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Re: In memoriam Marcel

Post by pgavlin » 02 Jun 2020, 20:29

I had the pleasure of meeting Marcel last April while recovering from some deep personal tragedies of my own. He was kind, enthusiastic, and generous with his time, and I'm deeply sorry to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

Rest in peace, Marcel.

xopr
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Re: In memoriam Marcel

Post by xopr » 09 Jun 2020, 20:27

Shocked and speechless..

My sincere condolence to his close friends and family.
Also, my gratitude towards him of having the privilege to have experienced a brilliant mind at work (my words are running short here).

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vk2
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Re: In memoriam Marcel

Post by vk2 » 26 Jun 2020, 09:42

I'm so sorry to hear it. Every time I turn on Gigatron I'll remember him. RIP.

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